Thursday, 11 August 2011

Information overload..

Who would have ever thought that a round of tea would spark such discussion in the Cirkle offices this week! After a bit of a desk shuffle at the weekend, the morning tea run has become a mammoth task with so many new and differing opinions on creating the perfect brew. No longer confined to just 'tea' or 'coffee', or 'white' or 'black', we're now into the realms of a SPOON of sugar, a LUMP of sugar (there's a difference apparently), half a lump of sugar, sweetener, semi-skimmed milk, skimmed milk, full fat milk and even the shade of the brew! Some of us were quite literally paralysed by choice with so many options on offer!

It got us talking about these small and seemingly insignificant decisions that we need make every day and whether too much choice is actually good for us. I'm sure we can all recall standing at the supermarket shelves faced with endless rows upon rows of lettuce. Which one to pick? Iceberg? Round? Lambs? Romaine? Cos? Little Gems? Surely they're all going to do the trick in your salad?! And don't even get me started on the tomatoes...

Having choices is undoubtedly a good thing, but is it the case that too much choice can actually make us less productive as we become mentally exhausted and simply incapable of making decisions? Let us know your thoughts.

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